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LIFT SAFELY Proper lifting practices can help prevent injuries such as strains, dislocations and muscle tears. When lifting, make sure you: Stretch and warm up before you perform any lifting Keep your back straight and bend your knees–remember to never twist or bend your back Are on solid ground with your feet shoulder-width apart Keep […]

LIFT SAFELY

Proper lifting practices can help prevent injuries such as strains, dislocations and muscle tears.

When lifting, make sure you:

  • Stretch and warm up before you perform any lifting
  • Keep your back straight and bend your knees–remember to never twist or bend your back
  • Are on solid ground with your feet shoulder-width apart
  • Keep the box or object close to your body
  • Lift with your legs, not your back
  • Limit the amount of weight you carry–separate boxes or make two trips instead of carrying more than you can handle
  • Ask for help to carry heavy, bulky or large loads

Clear your travel pathway before you lift to eliminate any tripping hazards